The colours of Holi

Holi – the festival of colours and love signifies the victory of good over evil and is one of the most popular festivals in India. Holi lasts for two days starting on the Purnima month of Falgun (according to Hindu calendar). Holi is not only popular in India and Nepal but it is also celebrated in many parts of South Asia. We celebrate this festival a night before Holi by doing Holika Dahan(Holika bonfire) where people gather and do certain rituals in front of a bonfire and pray to God that their internal evil should be destroyed. The next morning we celebrate the colour carnival festival Holi. This festival is not only famous for colours, but also for food. We begin our day by pranking, chasing and colouring each other with dry and water colours. We also enjoy this festival by playing our most popular hindi songs from rang barse to balam pichkari.

Well if I continue talking about this festival, it won’t get over because I enjoy this festival to the core. Let’s talk about the thing which is going in almost every girl’s mind right now. Yes, it’s about what they are going to wear for holi.

I always wear white on holi – not because it’s my favourite colour but it’s the colour we should wear on holi as per our tradition. Since childhood, I have been wearing white kurta or kurti on this festival because it’s festival and we should wear our traditional clothes or may be something ethnic. Come on you can wear anything or everything on your festival as long as you are comfortable wearing them.
I recently purchased a white high slit stylish back maxi top of course for holi itself. How can I miss wearing white on Holi. Today, I am going to show you different ways you can choose to wear the same kurta . Since slit tops are very confusing and can be worn as a top or kurta, I will be wearing it making different combinations.

To begin with, I have paired my slit top with royal blue palazzo pants and colorful pom pom earrings. I am so much in love with these pom pom earrings and they are so perfect for Holi. Also, to give this top a fusion ethnic look you can also wear a stole or dupatta around your neck if you want to. Don’t forget that its Holi and if you play with colours of your make-up, no one would judge you. Try different eye shadows and eyeliners, match the colour with your outfit or be as colourful as you can. Try different colour of neck pieces as well.

 

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

holi 2017- slit top- palazzo pants

 

For my next look, I have paired same white slit top with skinny fit jeans. Obviously I love to mix and match and I have tried all different sets of colourful jewelry I have in my closet. When the event itself is about colours, what’s wrong in trying out different colours!
holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans

It’s not too late if you haven’t decided on what to wear and how to pair them. We have one more weekend. Go out and explore different colours and combinations available.

To summarise:

  • Wear whites. If you are not comfortable wearing white, you could choose pastel shade of your favourite colour
  • Don’t wear dark colour such as black as they go against festive spirit of a colourful festival
  • Choose a translucent outfit so that you can play Holi comfortably without being conscious
  • Drape a stole or dupatta while playing Holi so that you can cover your bosom
  • Tie a knot to your hair while playing Holi so that you do not end up hurting yourself
  • Most important – be careful with yourself and people around you to keep everyone safe and happy!

holi 2017- slit top- skiny jeans
Have a safe and happy Holi !

 

What I wore

Owl necklace set from Panigha India

Slit top by Shoppers Stop

Mirror Wayfarer by Lenskart

Blue Round shades by Lenskart

Palazzo Pants by Global Desi

Blue Jeans by Allen Solly

White Stilettos by Mochi

 

Photo Shoot by Candid Snaps

 

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I am a fashion, lifestyle and beauty enthusiast based in Bangalore, India. Through this blog, I share my take on fashion that is easy, would look good on anyone and chic – of course, without burning a hole in your pockets.
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